Thursday, November 17, 2011

NaNoWriMo Day Seventeen

The lesson in patience and going with the flow are continuing.

I'm working on acceptance.

It's another day of not writing. I should have had time but I didn't.

I should have been at tutoring but didn't go because I didn't feel well. I started my day by having to get my blood drawn to check the medication level in my blood; then did an assessment; then worked a job. I wasn't feeling very well and had recurrence of a symptom I had when I was first put on this medication. Then came the test results: the medication level was high and after the job I sat in my car and checked in with my options. The secondary symptom of being a little lightheaded had started during the job and I let it settle. And I knew, listening to my body, that I couldn't drive to tutoring; and that I needed to go home and sleep.

Yes, inside I hoped I would go home and rest and after a while be able to write.

That didn't happen.

I'm feeling better - but not totally over it. I should hear back from the treatment team tomorrow morning and they will guide me in what to do. I expect they'll have me miss a dose of medication to bring the level down.

I'm planning to go tutor in the morning and to teach. Then I'm done for the day. So - hopefully - tomorrow I will write.

This is being the hardest NaNoWriMo so far. But the month isn't over. And I will meet the 50k mark.

I will.

And I will go to San Francisco and write lots in my soon to be four days off work.

Word count = same as yesterday.